By Voices from Solitary | September 30, 2020
Blog posts from political prisoners.
As the nation remains incensed and shocked beyond belief at the recent
brutal murder of Bro. George Floyd, now in the aftermath of the inhumane
action and the upheaval that has arisen, the mainstream media should be
scrutinized in its attempts to prevent unity between the different
“You cannot harm me, you cannot harm one who has dreamed a dream like mine” (Indian Warrior Song).
By his 70th birthday in 2013, Russell Maroon Shoatz had spent nearly 30 years in extreme solitary confinement. A prisoner in Pennsylvania’s Restricted Housing Unit (RHU), Shoatz spent 23 hours each day confined to a 7-by-12-foot cell. He ate all his meals alone inside that cell. He slept under lights that were never turned off.
Albert Woodfox, the last remaining member of the Angola 3 still behind bars, was released from prison 43 years and 10 months after he was first put in a 6x9 foot solitary cell for a crime he did not commit.
by Lana Habash